At a time when more cross-pollination of ideas across the barriers are needed, the fanatic pressures of the anti-Israel activists end up quashing and muzzling such important exchanges. It gives one pause. What do these protesters want? Their refusal to sit with an Israeli writer demonstrates their bigotry and hatred. They don't want peace with Israel, but rather a peace without Israel. In other words, they want more conflict, more bloodshed, more hatred, more strife.
UN to hold off on separate Afghan bombing probe for now (Reuters)
from the article: French university cancels writer's conference due to anti-Israel protest